Depression gives us the feeling of worthlessness, uselessness and hopelessness. What is the point of trying, you wonder, if nothing is going to get better anyway? However, there are things you can do to help yourself, both in an episode of acute depression and when you suffer from chronic depression or just feel depressed from time to time.
Do not take your depressive thoughts at face value. Be aware that negativity, hopelessness and self-incrimination are symptoms of depression and are not valid statements about how life is or how you are. Tell yourself, “I’m talking depression now.”
Stay active. When our minds are not busy, we tend to dwell on our depressive thoughts. You need employment and tasks that distract you.
Do what you can. Do not expect to be as effective as it was before the onset of depression. But instead of punishing yourself for your “failure,” be good to yourself and praise yourself for doing what’s still possible for you personally.
- Fight your tendency to retire. Try to be with others for a short time at least. It may be easier for you to come together and talk to people who have been depressed.
- Get exercise. Although you may not feel like it, you will find that you feel better after light to moderate fitness training, from walking to aerobic exercise. The effect may be temporary, but any small improvement will help.
- Recognize the signs. If you are prone to depression, you will learn to recognize all the symptoms of an impending episode. Call your doctor before an episode breaks out.
Nobody can shake off depression overnight. If you get a treatment, give her the opportunity to work. If you struggle with depression, do what you can to help yourself, and tell yourself that the mood will go by. But if it does not go away or the depressive moods recur frequently, then seek help. The self help classes are the best deal there.
If you feel emotionally and physically exhausted for several weeks without a tendency to improve, it makes sense to consider whether burnout could play a role. In case of a positive diagnosis, the acceptance and acceptance is the first big step. After that, it is important to take action as quickly as possible. Why your burnout wants to help you change and what steps you should take now.
To survive a life without injuries and wounds is not possible. Let’s not give in to this illusion. Things will happen to us that hurt us. Maybe even things that we think would ruin us. But, surprisingly, most of us do not really break it, especially if we look at it from a different perspective.